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Author Gross, Matthias, 1969-

Title Ignorance and surprise : science, society, and ecological design / Matthias Gross

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QH541.15.R45 G75 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Inside technology
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-228) and index
Contents Introduction: brave the unknown -- Experiments and surprises: classical and contemporary perspectives -- Knowledge production and the recurrence of ignorance -- Ecological restoration and experimental learning -- Postindustrial landscapes as laboratories of change -- Welcome surprises and new edifices of knowledge
Note In this work, Matthias Gross examines the relationship between ignorance and surprise, proposing a conceptual framework for handling the unexpected and offering case studies of ecological design that demonstrate the advantages of allowing for surprises and including ignorance in the design and negotiation processes
LC subject Restoration ecology -- Social aspects
Human ecology
Science -- Social aspects
Knowledge, Sociology of
ISBN 9780262013482 (hc : alk. paper)
0262013487 (hc : alk. paper)